Growing Better started as a blank book. But now its pages are filled to the brim with choice quotations from a variety of sources. Wise men and women from ancient times to the present contribute to this book. The author has selected and commented on quotations that inform and inspire, quotations related to the theme of "growing better." Gerald G. Patterson graduated with a B.A. degree in philosophy from Holy Cross Seminary College in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The school is no more. He also studied English education at UW-Stevens Point. Mr. Patterson has been a high school English teacher, a professional driving teacher, and a radio dispatcher. He previously wrote a book entitled "How To Pass A Road Test For Your Driver's License." He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.